San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Boat Parade

No place like Southern  California offers so many Christmas boat parades.  Here in San Diego County the main event is the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.  The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is on December 12 and December 19th.  Fireworks begin at 5:30 and the Parade of Lights starts immediately after the end of the fireworks.  

The parade takes approximately one hour to one and a half hours to pass any given point along the parade route.   The approximate arrival time of the parade at various locations are:

  • Shelter Island (start of parade) – 5:30pm
  • Harbor Island – 6pm
  • The Embarcadero – 6:30pm
  • Seaport Village – 7pm
  • Ferry Landing on Coronado – 7:30pm

Other parades in our area are the Mission Bay Parade of Lights – 12/18/2010 and the Oceanside Parade of Lights – 12/11/2010.  Also see, Christmas Lights in San Diego 2010.

Mission Bay Parade of Lights 

More than 60,000 people are expected at San Diego’s Mission Bay Park on Saturday, December 18 at 7 PM for the annual Mission Bay Christmas Parade of Lights followed with a fantastic firework display at 9:00 p.m. This free, distinctly California celebration features boats decorated for the holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay starting from the Quivira Basin area. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, more than 100 vessels take to the water for the parade. The best viewing is from Riviera Shores, Crown Point, Santa Clara Point, the east side of Vacation Island and west side of Fiesta Island.

Oceanside Parade of Lights

The Oceanside Parade of Lights is to be held on 12/11/2010.  See Oceanside Parade of Lights for more information.

San Diego’s North County Coast

Due to the hilly terrain of the beach towns along San Diego’s North County coast, many residential homes and condos boast of spectacular Ocean views and whitewater views. This location and geography has created the perfect place for spectacular Encinitas ocean view homes, Carlsbad ocean view homes, and Oceanside ocean view homes. San Diego North County is ideally located to offer an impressive selection of ocean view homes for sale. Ocean view real estate ranges from small condos and townhomes with seaside views, to estate-sized properties boasting sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean.

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